Hooray, the 2012 Summer Olympics have arrived! This is exciting news for the entire planet. During the opening ceremonies in
London, references were made to this modern, technological age with depictions of cell phones and social media. As the different teams walked in, you saw more LCD screens than you did flags! Ironically, no one in the USA could watch the ceremony online.
Team members marched in the procession with recording devices, shooting their audience as the crowd filmed this global event with their phones, tablets, and video cameras. Spectators at home joyously anticipated seeing these videos online to get a true understanding of how it feels to be in London both as an Olympian or as a very fortunate fan. You can’t find any of this online if you live in the US because NBC has exclusive rights to the Olympics. Nothing can be posted on YouTube except for what they allow. NBS does not post much of the games, however. They mostly just post a lot of commentating and what they do post on their website is not live but hours or days late.
BBC, however, posts much more of the Olympics and they transmit live Olympic coverage. We, in the US, are blocked from seeing their feed.
As Olympic fans, we decided to show you how to access 1.5 FREE gigs (500MB and an additional gig if you tweet about them) of BBC Olympic coverage because as the sign behind Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) stated during the Opening Ceremony, “This is for everyone.” If you are not satisfied with a gig and a half, unlimited viewing of BBC coverage is available for only five bucks. The best part is, it’s all commercial free! Here’s how to do it: